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2013 Northern Pride RLFC season

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Nickname(s)  The Pride
Colours  Black, teal and gold
Website  northernpride.com.au
Founded  2007
2013 Northern Pride RLFC season
Full name  Northern Pride Rugby League Football Club
Ground(s)  Barlow Park, Cairns (seating 1,700, standing 15,000)

2013 was the sixth competitive season for the Cairns based Skill360 Northern Pride Rugby League Football Club. They competed in the QRL state competition, the Intrust Super Cup. 12 clubs competed, with each club playing 22 matches (11 home, 11 away and 2 byes) over 24 rounds.


The Pride finished first and won their first Minor Premiership. Head Coach Jason Demetriou was awarded the Men of League Coach of the Year. The Pride lost both Finals games (the Major Semi-Final and the Preliminary Final) and missed out on a Grand Final appearance. At the end of the season Captain Ty Williams retired.

Northern Pride 2013 ISC video highlights (10 Videos).


  • Coach: Jason Demetriou
  • Assistant Coaches: Ben Rauter and Joe O'Callaghan
  • Team Captain: Ty Williams
  • Club Captain:
  • Trainer: Deb Gallop
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach: Patrick Ranasinghe
  • Physiotherapist: Tim Laycock
  • Team Manager: Rob White
  • Chief Executive: Chris Sheppard resigned in April 2013, and was replaced the following month by Northern Pride business development manager, Brock Schaefer.
  • Chairman: Bob Fowler
  • Competition: Intrust Super Cup
  • Player awards

  • Sea Swift Most improved player - Shaun Nona
  • Sea Swift Season Members Player of the Year - Hezron Murgha
  • Sea Swift Best Back - Sam Obst
  • Sea Swift Best Forward - Ethan Lowe
  • Sea Swift Players' Player - Hezron Murgha
  • Skill360 Australia Northern Pride Player of the Year - Davin Crampton
  • John O'Brien Club Person of the Year - Cameron Penny
  • XXXX People's Choice Award: Hezron Murgha
  • Men of League Coach of the Year: Jason Demetriou
  • Intrust Super Cup Leading Try Scorer: Davin Crampton
  • 2013 player gains

  • Sam Obst from Keighley Cougars
  • Semi Tadulala from Keighley Cougars
  • Steve Snitch from Castleford Tigers
  • Jordan Tighe from Gold Coast Titans NYC Under 20s
  • Nick Dorante from North Queensland Cowboys NYC Under 20s
  • Tom Hancock from North Queensland Cowboys NYC Under 20s
  • Mervyn Walker from Ipswich Jets
  • Aidan Smith from Northcote Tigers
  • Brian Murgha from CDRL Cairns Marlins and Edmonton Storm
  • Jordan Biondi-Odo from CDRL Innisfail Brothers
  • Player losses after 2012 season

  • Chey Bird (retired)
  • Brenton Bowen (retired)
  • Mark Dalle Cort (released)
  • Ben Fitzpatrick (released)
  • Mitchell Seri (released)
  • Scott Gibson (released)
  • Rod Jensen to CDRL Mareeba Gladiators
  • Ethan Lowe to North Queensland Cowboys
  • Sosaia Makisi to Wynnum Manly Seagulls
  • 2013 Season Launch

  • Thursday, 14 March 2013. 7.00pm at Mount Sheridan Plaza.
  • Pre Season Boot Camp

  • Lake Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands - Friday 18-Sunday 20 January 2013.
  • 2013 Jerseys

  • 2013 Northern Pride jerseys
  • 2013 Ladder

    Table updated as of 9 August 2013
    Source: qrl.com

    Channel Nine

    In August 2012 as part of the historic $1 billion five-year broadcasting agreement with Nine and Fox Sports, the Australian Rugby League Commission confirmed that Intrust Super Cup matches would continue to be televised by Channel 9 until 2018. One match a week will be shown live across Queensland at 2.00pm (AEST) on Sunday afternoons on Channel 9, WIN Television (RTQ), in remote areas on Imparja Television and in Papua New Guinea on Kundu 2 TV. The 2013 commentary team was Peter Psaltis, Paul Green, Matthew Thompson, Scott Sattler and Adrian Vowles.

  • 1: Northern Pride won 24-22 : Round 2, Sunday, 24 March 2013 against Burleigh Bears 2.00pm from Pizzey Park, Miami, Gold Coast.
  • 2: Northern Pride won 24-8 : Round 12, Sunday, 2 June 2013 against Easts Tigers 2.00pm from Langlands Park, Stones Corner, Brisbane.
  • 3: Northern Pride won 36-16: Round 15, Sunday, 23 June 2013 against Redcliffe Dolphins 2.00pm from Dolphin Oval, Redcliffe.
  • 4: Northern Pride lost 26-16: Round 17, Sunday, 7 July 2013 against Mackay Cutters 12.30pm (telecast delayed to 2.00pm) from Virgin Australia Stadium, Mackay.
  • 5: Northern Pride won 38-6: Round 18, Sunday, 14 July 2013 against Norths Devils 2.00pm from Bishop Park, Nundah.
  • 6: Northern Pride won 44-12: Round 22, Sunday, 18 August 2013, against Burleigh Bears 2.00pm from Barlow Park, Cairns.
  • 7: Northern Pride lost 16-29: Major Semi-Final, 15 September 2013, against Easts Tigers 1.30pm from Barlow Park, Cairns.
  • 8: Northern Pride lost 6-20: Preliminary Final, Sunday, 22 September 2013, against Mackay Cutters 2.00pm from Langlands Park, Stones Corner, Brisbane.
  • Live Streaming

    In 2013, all matches (including pre-season trials but excluding matches broadcast live by Channel Nine) were streamed live through the Pride website, with access granted exclusively to Pride members. Video production was by Studio Productions and the commentary team was Adam Jackson and Northern Pride Under-18s coach, Cameron 'Spiller' Miller.


    2013 Northern Pride RLFC season Wikipedia

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